River Tubing in Vang Vieng, Laos is BANNED!

Last updated: August 20th, 2014 | in Beyond Thailand
Vang Vieng Laos River Tubing

Once the highlight of most backpacking trips through Laos, there is no River Tubing and River Partying in Vang Vieng anymore – the Lao government has stopped it. Effective already since November 2012, the tubing in the Nam Song River has been stopped. In my opinion the decision is right: More than 20 deaths a …
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Pattaya Highlights

Last updated: December 5th, 2016 | in Central Thailand | Chonburi | Pattaya | Traveling

So many people say they don’t like Pattaya and they wouldn’t go there just because they are told it has the biggest red light district in Thailand. This is true, Pattaya shares along with Patong in Phuket the reputation of the South East Asia’s go-go bar capitals, with Pattaya being by far the bigger one. …
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The Best Sky Bar with Views in Bangkok

Last updated: July 5th, 2017 | in Bangkok | Nightlife

Bangkok is the unofficial sky bar capital in the world. There are countless venues to choose from which can be a problem if you stay in the city just for a few days. You can’t visit them all and might just be out for the one great shot of Thailand’s capital. Over the last 5 years, I …
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Udon Thani is the most popular town among foreigners in Isaan. It has a nice climate, relaxed way of life and a happening nightlife scene. All that without actually feeling like a typical Thai tourist town. So here we go: Here are the three different ways to get from Bangkok to Udon Thani: Bangkok to Udon Thani …
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Khon Kaen Railway Station

If you are planning to go on a trip to beautiful Khon Kaen in Isaan, here are your three options how to get there: Bangkok to Khon Kaen by Bus Buses to Khon Kaen leave from Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal. To get there, take the take the MRT subway to Kamphaeng Phet Station and from there …
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Watching Football Matches in Bangkok

Last updated: April 25th, 2017 | in Bangkok | Traveling

Last night I watched my 4th football match in Thailand, a friendly between Muang Thong Thani and PSV Eindhoven. I’m a big football fan in general so I always wanted to experience the atmosphere in the Thai stadiums. It’s great. People are non-stop cheering for their team, even if they are two goals behind or …
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There’s not that much about Nonthaburi and not so much to do there, but it can be interesting exploring this place to the north of Thailand’s capital with only few foreigners around. Unless you take a taxi which will set you back about 250-300 baht from Sukhumvit Bangkok, you might rather choose to travel there …
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Exploring Caves in Vang Vieng, Laos

Last updated: August 25th, 2014 | in Beyond Thailand

Dramatic limestone cliffs, emerald-green rice fields, a scenic river and friendly locals – all that you will get when visiting Vang Vieng, a small town about 150km north of Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Most (young) travelers come here for the tubing and drinking in the Nam Song river – and 80 percent of them …
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Thailand is not only a great country for epic backpacking trips, but also popular for working or just staying longer. One thing that I found to be a hassle though is getting a long-term visa. If you fly in you get a 30 day tourist visa on arrival and if you cross the border overland …
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There are many ways to do the hugely popular 900km trip from Bangkok to Phuket and vice versa, each of which has its own advantages and disadvantages. In this post I will explain each of them in detail and give you hints and tips to keep in mind when you decide to go for one …
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Pattaya is without doubt the all-time favorite for short time trips from Bangkok. So how to get there? Bangkok to Pattaya by Bus Take the BTS Skytrain to Ekkamai station. Leave the station at Exit No. 2 and you are right at the Ekkamai Bus Terminal. There are buses to Pattaya every 30-60 minutes from 5am …
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